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How Being a Fangirl Can Make You a Better Writer

Carley Parsons argues for the value of “fan-girling” when writing, in part since cheering on other authors can serve as a motivator and jealousy-assauger.

6 Tips for Successful Poetry Readings

John Sibley Williams offers suggestions for a great poetry readings, including prepartion, enunciation, emphasis, and personality.

Write Right Now (Peter Piper’s Peppers)

Even if you can’t adjust the temperature outside, warm up by writing from this week’s creative prompts, focused on peppers and spice.  

Steps to Research Success

Research provides a basis for our writing. While some can be as simple as a phone call or a query, what happens when research gets tough?

Write Right Now (Movie Night)

In honor of the Oscars, this edition of Write Right Now is about movie night. Sift through ten creative prompts, pick one or more, and get writing.

Write Right Now (Bugs!)

This week’s writing prompts are inspired by the bug. From entomology to etymology, take a few minutes (or more) to appreciate the minute among us, bugs.

Critique Partners: Four Steps to Finding That Special Someone

A trustworthy critique partner can help a writer in a variety of ways. Andrea Johnson offers tips for finding the right person.

Don’t Forget to Write: 3 Tips for Beginning Bloggers

Stephanie Loomis Pappas argues that blog writers should focus on the three things that matter most: their mission, their experience, and their readers.

Write Right Now (Super Blood Wolf Moon)

Although this week’s writing prompts take inspiration from the upcoming ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ total lunar eclipse, we hope they serve you well beyond it.